Category Archives: London Assembly

Labour-run Croydon sold-off 140 council homes in one year

Croydon’s Labour-run council saw the borough’s stock of council homes reduced by 140 in a single year, according to official figures, while neighbouring boroughs suffered no net change to their borough’s number of council houses. Thatcherite Right-to-Buy policies, with enhanced … Continue reading

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London lost 3,620 council homes in one year, figures show

There are fewer council homes in London than there were in 2016. That’s according to figures provided at City Hall, based on the Government’s annual update for housing stock for the capital. There’s no breakdown (yet) for housing numbers by … Continue reading

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The race to replace ‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell has already begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets without risk of being button-holed by political activists, WALTER CRONXITE reports that preparations are already being made for the next round of elections Weekend reports that … Continue reading

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Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

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More calls for TfL officials to face questions over tram crash

A public transport safety campaigner has called for a former Transport for London director to be called in for questioning over his handling of a safety audit on the tram network following the 2016 crash at Sandilands. The report was … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Londoners back ballots on redevelopment

A survey published today has found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners expect to be balloted on whether their homes are subjected to redevelopment. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by London Assembly Member Sian Berry. It found that 64 … Continue reading

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More questions after TfL is forced to publish tram fatigue report

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an intriguing turn of events over a previously suppressed Transport for London report Within days of Inside Croydon highlighting the failure of Transport for London to share a safety audit report into driver fatigue with … Continue reading

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